Island

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755391705

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 7565

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King. When eight people are shipwrecked on a deserted island they take solace in the fact that at least they have fresh water, food and firewood. Now all they have to do is sit tight until they're rescued. There's just one problem - they're not alone. In the jungle behind the beach, there's a maniac on the loose and he's plotting to kill them all, one by one...

Die Insel

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641029104

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 6046

Nach der Explosion ihrer Jacht finden sich acht junge Urlauber auf einer einsamen Südseeinsel wieder, weitab von jeder Zivilisation. Was als Abenteuer beginnt – früher oder später wird sie ja bestimmt jemand retten, denken sie –, entwickelt sich jedoch zu einem Albtraum, aus dem es kein Entrinnen zu geben scheint: als nämlich einer von ihnen auf bestialische Art und Weise ermordet wird und sich herausstellt, dass die Explosion der Jacht kein Unfall war ... Ein nervenzerreißendes Katz-und-Maus-Spiel von Richard Laymon, einem der meistverkauften Horror- und Thriller-Autoren unserer Zeit.

Die Jagd

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078628

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7701

Jody ist ziemlich clever für eine Sechzehnjährige. Nur deshalb ist sie noch am Leben – bis jetzt. Sie war zu Besuch im Haus ihrer Freundin Evelyn, als eine Bande junger Killer sie überfiel. Sie sah ihre Freundin aufgespießt auf einem Speer, aber es gelang ihr zu fliehen, zusammen mit Evelyns jüngerem Bruder Andy. Doch einer der Mörder hat sie gesehen und ist jetzt auf der Jagd nach ihr.

Das Inferno

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641047951

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 6597

Nach der Katastrophe beginnt das Grauen Ein schweres Erdbeben erschüttert Los Angeles. Im darauf folgenden Chaos versucht Clint, zu seiner Familie zurückzukehren. Mit der cleveren Em muss er sich der plündernden und mordenden Horden erwehren, die L. A. heimsuchen. Er muss sich beeilen, denn seine Frau ist unter den Trümmern ihres Hauses verschüttet – und ihrem psychopathischen Nachbarn Stanley hilflos ausgeliefert. Ultraharter Horror vom heimlichen Meister des Schreckens.

Der Ripper

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641049628

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7440

Der berühmteste Serienmörder der Geschichte trifft auf einen der erfolgreichsten Horrorautoren London, November 1888. Jack the Ripper, der grausamste Serienkiller der Epoche, versetzt die Stadt in Angst und Schrecken. Der sechzehnjährige Trevor wird Zeuge einer seiner entsetzlichen Bluttaten und kann ihm nur mit knapper Not entkommen. Es ist der letzte Mord des Rippers, bevor er England verlässt, um sein finsteres Werk in der Neuen Welt fortzusetzen. Trevor folgt ihm in das unbekannte Land.

Killer Holiday

A Killer WASPs Mystery

Author: Amy Korman

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062431366

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4743

Finster

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053110

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 8511

Es ist eine stürmische Oktobernacht, in der Ed Logan von seiner Freundin sitzengelassen wird. Verzweifelt und mit gebrochenem Herzen wandert er durch die einsamen Straßen. Er bemerkt ein hübsches, fremdes Mädchen und beschließt, ihr zu folgen. Doch wer hätte ahnen können, welche tödlichen Geheimnisse diese Nacht für ihn bereithält?

Die Show

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641029120

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 2687

Eigentlich ist es ein ganz normaler Tag im August des Jahres 1963: Der kleine Ort Grandville ächzt unter der Sommerhitze, während zugleich eifrig Vorbereitungen für die große »Vampirshow« – eine Art Dracula-Musical – getroffen werden, die am Abend stattfinden soll. Doch es ist der Tag, der das Leben dreier Jugendlicher für immer verändern wird. Denn obwohl sie eigentlich zu jung sind, scheuen sie keine Mühen, um die Show zu sehen. Ein fataler Fehler, wie sich nur allzu bald herausstellt ...

Nacht

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641078636

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 2990

Ein buchgewordener Albtraum Als Alice den Job als Babysitterin annimmt, ahnt sie nicht, dass ihr die schrecklichste Nacht ihres Lebens bevorsteht. Denn kaum ist sie allein im Haus, wird sie von einem geheimnisvollen Anrufer terrorisiert. Als der dann auch noch versucht, in das Haus einzudringen, weiß sie sich nicht anders zu helfen, als ihn mit einem alten Säbel niederzustrecken. Doch damit beginnen die Probleme erst: Denn der Eindringling ist überhaupt nicht der Anrufer – und er wird auch nicht die letzte Leiche in dieser Nacht bleiben... Nach den Bestsellern „Die Insel“ und „Rache“ zementiert Richard Laymon mit „Nacht“ endgültig seinen Status als Horror-Kultautor.

The Oracle of Death

Author: P. B. Kolleri

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545322611

Category:

Page: 182

View: 8583

From the bestselling author of Murder at Rutherford Hall, The Riverton Case and The Marbury Murders, comes the 7th book in the Rachel Markham Mystery Series. The Oracle of Death Book Seven - In the Rachel Markham Mystery Series A private island in Greece, luxury yachts, white sandy beaches and secluded caves - Rachel and Jeremy could hardly have asked for a more idyllic holiday. So, when they are invited by Stavros Papanos - the head of the multimillion dollar Papanos Shipping Empire, to spend a fortnight in Greece, they accept the invitation without much ado. Then a member of the Papanos family - the young, enigmatic and beautiful Ariana Papanos, disappears mysteriously without a trace and Rachel and Jeremy get caught up in a mystery unlike any other they have encountered before. Overnight, their luxurious holiday turns into a dangerous cat and mouse game, as someone on the island is bent on keeping deadly secrets and will not hesitate to resort to murder. The Oracle of Death is a fast-paced murder mystery, which will keep you rivetted and turning pages till the end to figure out whodunnit! Star Reviews for the Rachel Markham Mystery Series on Amazon. 5.0 out of 5 stars A highly intelligent and fun game of Clue, April 16, 2015 By TFLReader I just love a good mystery and author PB Kolleri has put together a great mystery series here with her "Rachel Markham Mystery Series." I love British characters and stories, and particularly ones that are fast-paced and keep me guessing until the end. This was one of those for sure. If you are an Agatha Christie fan or just love a good mystery, don't pass up this engaging series. 5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Rachel Markham series, April 24, 2014 By Doreen Farley I love mysteries post world war 2! I enjoyed the character of Rachel Markham very much. A delightful and cozy read. Did it again! July 4, 2014 By Stayce Einnyen Once again P.B. has given us a lovely book. All I can say that is negative about the story, is I wish they were longer. I hope we get to see loads more of Rachel and Jeremy. Thank you for giving us these delightful books. By Ellen Grosson February 27, 2015 A little mystery filled with English characters and foibles. Light easy reading, something good for a long cold night. A book reminiscent of Agatha Christie, cozy and comfortable like a warm fire and a cup of coffee. Good enough to entertain a Christie fan!, April 23, 2013 By Walter Burgess Lots of good characters and entertaining plot. Truly a who done it with a surprise at the end and fun to boot! 5.0 out of 5 stars A Cozy And Fun Read, February 19, 2013 By L.I. LINDA (LI NY) This book reads like a P.B.S. television mystery series. I am an Anglophile and enjoyed every page. I highly recommend it to lovers of all things British. 5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, August 20, 2013 By Jessica Strong This is such a well written story. It truly is a wonderful book and I am sure that it is more than comparable to Agatha Christie. The time period is well researched and is informative of the time just after the war in England. I look forward to the next in the series. Good story! February 20, 2015 By E. Donahue Good story, also just finished "Murder at Ravenrock" and it is equally as good. Just enough personal character information without being a biography as many turn out to be. Definitely recommend. If there is another in the series, I will surely read it also. The first seven books in the series, are now available to readers exclusively on Amazon. Book 1: Murder at Rutherford Hall, (Published on 10th Jan 2013) Book 2: Murder at Ravenrock, (Published on 10th July 2013) Book 3: The Riverton Case (Published on 24th October 2013) Book 4: The Santinelli Case (Published on 10th June 2014) Book 5: The Marbury Murders (Published on 14th April 2015) Book 6: Death at Fernside (Published on 23rd March 2016) Book 7: The Oracle of Death (Published on 3rd April 2017)

Deadly Endings

Author: Raymond Russell

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1626754470

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 7747

It’s 1965, and London’s Kings Road is Swinging. Red coated Chelsea Pensioners are shuffling along the pavements proudly brandishing their three, WW1 medals known affectionately as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, next to plastic coated André Courrèges clad models and bell-bottomed hairdressers. Life for the young, beautiful model, Charlotte Trubshaw is spoilt and hedonistic. Although her parents were killed when she was a child, in a mysterious accident on La Turbie overlooking Monaco, she and her sister Pippa, have passed through high society schools and led comfortable, sheltered lives, brought up by their wealthy grandparents on secluded Duck’s Island, near London’s Richmond Bridge. Charlotte regularly puffs on a spliff, forgets to ring her agent and steals the latest frock from Biba on Saturday afternoons. She naïvely believes everyone, including her agent Gavin Robinson and the lecherous Count Sergei Belevsky-Zhukovsky, a Russian playboy, KGB agent and freelance informer, who has plans to sell the green-eyed beauty in Barcelona. The grandparents love their girls and have never told them about their colourful and dangerous past or their work as professional assassins for the British government. Sam fell in love the moment he saw Phaedra through his rifle site, splashing in the Aegean Sea during the Nazi occupation of Greece. Phaedra’s love for him grew from the funeral pyres of her entire family at the Kalavryta massacre, when Sam saved her and the village from a burning church where the Nazis had trapped them. They have been together everyday since, even when Sam goes to work. Back in the 60’s, when the experienced assassins execute a Mafia Godfather in Paris’ magnificent Marais, they have no idea that the repercussions will involve them with the escaped Nazi, Fräulein Ilse Klup, the grotesquely deformed Marco Sotori and their secret society, the Fondazione Nazionale di Cristo, which steals and sells babies with the help of the Spanish Catholic Church. In 1907, the famous Grimaldi Circo travelled constantly like Gnus searching for rich pastures, from snow-white Russia to the azure Mediterranean, and pitched their enormous tent in Piombino, Italy. A headstrong mother, Jullietta Fratellini, Europe’s greatest trapeze artist, has dumped young Zamo in the circus like a cuckoo. Her philosophy is simple: ‘Like a female leopard, make you babies with the best man you can find, keep your heart locked up tightly, then move on, and when the kids could fend for themselves, chase them off as well. One day, even they would try to take your place at the top.’ After all, for Jullietta, nothing was more important than being the best flyer in the world. After an accident, young Zamo is sent away from the circus to work as a stable boy at the lavish, Somerleyton Manor in Kent, where he meets two women who also risk their lives, not in the canvas sky of the circus, but on the streets of London, fighting for women’s rights. The gentile Lady Margaret Henrietta Trubshaw of Somerleyton Manor and the abused schoolteacher Megan Wodehouse are unlikely friends. Although when the self-reliant Megan, who has rejected the unrequited love of Doctor John Gale for the past two years, plans to sink a battleship under Tower Bridge, bringing London to a standstill, Lady Margaret, Zamo and the Doctor in ignorance of the plan have no choice, but to stand with the Suffragist campaigner in the largest women’s demonstration the British authorities have ever seen. As the disparate lives of the central protagonists unfold and blend together, on the final night in Franco’s fascist controlled Barcelona, Sam and Phaedra discover that the contract they had feared, not only puts their own lives at risk, but also that of their kidnapped granddaughter Charlotte. The only way Sam can save his family and innocent bystanders is to fulfil the fatal prophecy he was told by the soothsayer when he was a child in the Grimaldi Circo, fifty-seven-years earlier.

Der Pfahl

Roman

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364104961X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 9033

Vampirhorror der anderen Art Der Horrorautor Larry entdeckt eine Geisterstadt in der Wüste Kaliforniens. Im Keller eines verfallenen Hotels steht ein Sarg, in dem eine mumifizierte weibliche Leiche liegt. Und in dieser Leiche steckt ein Holzpfahl. Larry beschließt, den Sarg mitzunehmen und das Entfernen des Pfahls auf Video für die Nachwelt festzuhalten. Keine gute Idee, wie sich bald herausstellen wird.

Clive James On Television

Author: Clive James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509832432

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 4705

For the first time in one volume all Clive James's treasured TV criticism, originally written for The Observer between the years 1972 and 1982. From the 1972 Olympics to the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, here is a decade of the most trenchant, witty and thought-provoking criticism of any kind, with a foreword from Clive James himself, described as 'the funniest man in Britain'.

Visions Before Midnight

Author: Clive James

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509832440

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

View: 4117

From the man who made TV criticism an entertainment in its own right comes Visions Before Midnight, a selection from the column hundreds of thousands of devoted fans would turn to first thing on a Sunday morning. Clive James's comic brilliance is displayed here, from the 1972 Olympics (But your paradigm no-no commentary can't be made up of fluffs alone. It needs flannel in lengthy widths, and it's here that Harry and Alan come through like a whole warehouse full of pyjamas) to the 1976 Olympics ('Jenkins has a lot to do' was a new way of saying that our man, of whom we had such high hopes, was not going to pull out the big one). In between we have 'War and Peace' (Tolstoy makes television history), the Royal Wedding (Dimbling suavely, Tom Fleming introduced the scene), the Winter Olympics (unintelligibuhl), the Eurovision Song Contest (The Hook of their song lasted a long time in the mind, like a kick in the knee. You could practically hear the Koreans singing it. 'Waterloo . . .' ), and much more.

Final Resort

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 1426825633

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7135

Holiday travel turns deadly after a group of Middle Eastern freedom fighters escapes from Camp X-Ray and declares the U.S. their number one enemy. When a cruise ship is hijacked, a rescue mission fails to save the lives of the passengers. Mack Bolan is called in to neutralize the fugitives before they can strike again. But stopping them won't be easy. Heavily armed and seizing control of a luxury Cuban hotel, the terrorists are prepared to die for their cause—taking the innocent guests with them. In a race to beat the clock and avert a mass murder, the Executioner has only one choice…search and destroy.

Cemetery Island

Author: Ed Kostro

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595323057

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 9339

Margaret and Thomas Hawkins are a typical harried big city couple in desperate need of a vacation. She's exhausted and dreams of a luxurious Caribbean cruise where ship attendants will pamper her. He dreams of remote unpopulated areas where he can leave the maddening city hordes behind and enjoy the grandeur of nature with his strange little dog, Big Mack. They eventually compromise and rent a houseboat in the Canadian wilderness. They are both enjoying their idyllic get-a-way until the worst storm in centuries descends directly upon them. To their utter horror, Margaret and Tom soon discover that in the wilderness, there is absolutely nowhere to run-nowhere to hide. Lightning bolts fill the northern sky; thunderclaps echo through the night; 60 mile per hour winds hurl deadly debris and uprooted trees in every direction; and their tiny houseboat is tossed about on the now turbulent lake waters like a flimsy matchstick. Somehow, this violent storm also rips open a hole in time. Suddenly, the Hawkins family is trapped in a terrifying foreign world, a world populated by French-Canadian fur trappers, Ojibwa Indian warriors, and a man-eating grizzly. Sometimes, vacations just don't turn out the way you hoped they would.

In den finsteren Wäldern

Thriller

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865521924

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8524

Wie böse Deine Fantasie auch sein mag - die von Richard Laymon ist schlimmer! Neala und ihre Freundin Sherri nutzen ihre Ferien, um durch die Berge Kaliforniens zu wandern. Sie ahnen nicht, dass man in dem Städtchen Barlow schon auf sie lauert.Die Bewohner verschleppen die Frauen in den Wald und fesseln sie an Bäume - dann laufen sie davon und lassen die beiden zurück.Die Gefangenen können nur warten. Auf die Dunkelheit ... den Wahnsinn ... die Schmerzen ... die hungrigen Krulls.THE WOODS ARE DARK ist ein echter Horror-Klassiker. Laymons schockierendster Roman - erstmals auf Deutsch und in der ungekürzten Originalfassung. Mit einem Vorwort von Kelly Laymon, der Tochter des Autors, und einem Nachwort von Brett McBean. Dean Koontz: »Laymon treibt es immer auf die Spitze ... Keiner schreibt wie er, und seine Bücher bereiten immer wieder großes Lesevergnügen.« Stephen King: »Wer sich Laymon entgehen lässt, verpasst einen Hochgenuss.«

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9859

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Canada

Rockies, Pacific, Prairie, Territories

Author: Nicola Förg

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9783886183685

Category: Canada, Western

Page: 254

View: 4353

Fully colour-illustrated travel guides packed with information on the history and culture of a destination.

Nightmare USA

The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents

Author: Stephen Thrower

Publisher: Fab Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 527

View: 3267

From Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill) to Eli Roth (Hostel), the young guns of modern Hollywood just can't get enough of that exploitation film high. That's because, between 1970 and 1985, American Exploitation movies went berserk. Nightmare USA is the reader's guide to what lies beyond the mainstream of American horror, dispelling the shadows to meet the men and women behind 15 years of screen terror: The Exploitation Independents! Ranging from cult favourites like I Drink Your Blood to stylish mind-benders like Messiah of Evil.